Saturday, 20 August, 2022
TopicBay of Bengal

Topic: Bay of Bengal

Warming of Indian Ocean could weaken southwest monsoon, German study on rains in India says

In the study, published in the journal PNAS Tuesday, a German team of researchers reconstructed Indian summer monsoon rainfall changes over the past 130,000 years.

Depression in Bay of Bengal to develop into cyclonic storm Yaas by Monday, says IMD

State governments as well as the Centre are preparing for cyclone Yaas that will bring winds with a speed ranging 155-165 kmph and gusting to 185 kmph.

What Cyclone Tauktae tells us about Arabian Sea & why the coast is seeing more severe cyclones

Warmer waters of Bay of Bengal are typically more prone to cyclones than cooler Arabian Sea. But there is now a visibly increasing trend of more frequent, intense storms on west coast.

Cyclone Amphan intensifies into severe storm over the Bay of Bengal: IMD

It is likely to cross West Bengal-Bangladesh coasts between Sagar Islands in West Bengal & Hatiya islands in Bangladesh between afternoon & evening of 20 May.

India, Singapore & Thailand navy exercise is Delhi’s chance to one-up China in Bay of Bengal 

Countering China may be harder than India imagines. For one thing, regional countries aren’t willing to support any Indian moves to balance China in the Bay. 

Indian Navy commissions ‘Sea Eagles’ squadron to expand surveillance in eastern sea board

The Indian Naval Air Squadron 313 has been tasked to patrol the Indian Ocean Region and strengthen the Navy's presence in the Bay of Bengal and the southern region.

Cyclone Phethai hits Andhra coast today, heavy rain forecast in Bengal and Odisha

Cyclone Phethai disrupted trains and flights along the northern Andhra coast as it made landfall.  Amaravati/Kolkata/Bhubaneswar: Cyclone 'Phethai' made landfall in East Godavari district of...

Cyclone Titli intensifies into severe cyclonic storm

Titli has intensified into a severe cyclonic storm over Bay of Bengal and is moving towards Odisha-Andhra Pradesh coast.

Finally, a summit where Modi govt made no meaningless, empty promises

Modi govt was talking big about BIMSTEC, but nobody bothered to look at how that long and ugly acronym looked in practice.

Monsoon rain may decline by 45% in long term, shows climate model made by Indian scientists

Patterns of low pressure systems over Bay of Bengal will slowly reduce in intensity and frequency, Indian researchers from 5 institutes have found.

On Camera


Sir Ganga Ram hospital Consultants, Residents and DNB students hold placards during a protest in New Delhi, on 30 December 2021 | PTI

Distrust of Indian doctors isn’t new. Class-caste bias always ruled medical profession

As a practising doctor, I discovered large question marks on claims of a trustful patient-doctor relationship in the past. The routine dehumanisation of underprivileged patients remains a rarely mentioned topic.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.


Representational image. A file photo of an Indian Air Force Cheetah helicopter. | Photo: Commons

IAF operation underway to rescue Italian mountaineer stranded on Mount Nun in Ladakh

The IAF deployed its ‘Cheetah’ helicopter to rescue mountaineer Federico Nicoli. Mount Nun is the second highest peak in the Zanskar Valley of Ladakh.

Remember a convicted ‘non-guilty’ IAS officer, HC Gupta, when fretting over stalled economic reforms

The 2010-13 season of scandal-mongering still casts a shadow on Indian politics, and the victims are those at the lowest end of the decision-making chain.